The hills and mountains always enthrall us. The silent roads, cool weather, breathtaking treks, and the feeling that you are away from the hustle-bustle of the city make us want to live in the mountains forever. Cafés in Dehradun are a bliss: amazing weather, hot coffee, and delicious food. Here we present the top 10 cafés in Dehradun.
1. Café Laata
Different name, isn’t it? Well, Laata means a Pahadi or mountain dweller unaffected by worldly slyness. Not just the name but the café, itself, is pretty unconventional. It is a perfect example of cultural heritage and contemporary architecture. The doors are rescued and upcycled from antique Havelis and the furniture is repurposed. It has picturesque corners and sculptures. Laata welcomes Aesthetes and photographers to put exhibitions. Café Laata is introduced by a community called “Been There, Doon That?“, they are constantly working towards the preservation of the Doon valley and they have also written a book: Walking with Laata: 50 Trails through Doon Valley’s living history and nature.
The food and drinks at the café are TO-DIE-For! Drinks like Himalayan Virgin Mojito, Buransh Virgin Mojito, and Tulsi Honey Tea are totally exotic, wakeful, and civil. Tell you what- they have aced the art of making Café Latte and hot chocolate.
Want to treat your taste palette? Try their Falafel, Shawarmas, White Sauce Pasta, Salads, and Dal-makhani with rice: 10/10 would recommend (You’ll thank us later).
Need some entertainment? Café Laata has got you covered as they organize BTDT dialogues and informative talks every Tuesday and Local performers jam on every Friday.
Notes- It is work-friendly. What else do you need?
Address– Rajpur Rd, Doon Vihar, Jakhan, Infront of Reliance digital store, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
2. Chhaya Café
Chhaya Café is run by an NGO which works for women empowerment. This café is a stairway to happiness. Their best serve is Ginger Honey Lemon Tea, great for all seasons be it summer, winter, monsoon, or spring! Cozy indoors, Bagels, Chocolate cookies, Lemon Coconut Bar for sweet cravings sounds like a plan. Perfect!
Address– 11, Rajpur Rd, Birgirwali, IAS Officers Colony, Rajpur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
3. Ama Café
Kalsang Ama Café serve Chinese, Thai and Tibetan food. With outstanding ambiance and hospitality, this café will never disappoint you. They have the best breakfast platter: pancakes and sausages, what a wonder! Ama Café is an exterior of Kalsang restaurant in Mussorie and they also have a branch in New Delhi.
Address– 88/A, Rajpur Rd, Chironwali, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
4. Café De Piccolo
Café De Piccolo, serving happiness and delicacy in the Valley. This café has a very vintage, cottage core vibe. Whether it’s pizza, crepe’s, or coffee, everything is worth it. They have beautiful specially crafted take-away boxes and they bring special menus during festivities. Pancakes and Waffles are a must-try!
Address– 180, Rajpur Rd, Near Sai Mandir, Kishanpur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
5. Café Cibo
A coffee shop and an Italian restaurant with glass walls. This place has so so much to offer, from Mocha Latte to Americano, Café Coco got your fatigue fix right here! A special breakfast is served which includes a variety of things from hot cappuccinos to delicious cheese sandwiches, they have something to stir every tastebud.
Address- 44B, Eastern Canal Rd, near Honda Showroom, Race Course, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
6. Lhasa Tibet Kitchen
If you are heading out to the hills, this is the perfect place to get started. The restaurant has a very chill vibe to it and you can enjoy your food sitting outside since the weather is always so good in the hills. They have this popular dish ‘Khotey’ which is basically a light pan-fried momo. The mutton version is delicious too. Can’t miss out on ‘Thukpa’, though!
Address– Rajpur Rd, IAS Officers Colony, Rajpur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
7. Marigold Café
It is a Chinese, fast food Café. The environment is peaceful, with colorful decor, and music is top-notch. Popular dishes include hot coffee, pancakes, white sauce pasta, and shakes.
Address– Kairwaan Gaon, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
8. Super Donuts
Who doesn’t love donuts? Well, not just donuts they have a lot of delicacies: shakes that look so adorable and taste so delicious, chicken bagels, hazelnut brownies, and much more! Imagine sitting at Super Donuts in chilly weather and sweet savories to your rescue. I’m already drooling!
Address– Bikanervala Complex World Trade Tower, Rajpur Rd, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
9. The 3 Pines Café
It is an amazing multi-cuisine restaurant and it is their Mexican cuisine that tops the list. They also have a lot of vegan options on their menu. Vegan Coconut Cappuccino and Vegan Smoothie are a must-try. Among other things, they serve hot beverages in coconut cups (all natural). Caramel Custard and Sizzlers are worth trying, too.
Address– 180 A, Rajpur Rd, Rajpur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
10. Pahaadi Gaadi
Dehradun’s first of its kind theme-based food truck, serving delicious eats right out of their live kitchen. The menu has been carefully selected keeping in mind what Dehradun loves. Their specialty is Hummus and Falafel Pita pockets. Local, homegrown food is their niche and they continue to bring a tempering of the Pahadi kitchen on their menu.
Address– Old Mussoorie Rd, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand